bet365 Offers & Review - October 2021

What makes Bet365 the #1 choice for so many?


Introduction

Bet365 call themselves ‘The World’s Favourite’ bookmaker and this is for a very good reason as they have become recognised inside and outside of the gambling world

The bookie offers some of the most competitive odds and extensive markets in the game today while their live streaming app allows you to watch a lot of the world’s most popular sports, free of charge. With over 20 years of experience now in the bank, bet365 are only building upon their popularity as the world’s favourite bookie.

Bet365 Offer

Upon signing up with bet365 you will be given the chance to accept their new customer offer. This welcome offer allows new players to get up to £100 in free bets.

If you opt into the offer you must deposit a minimum of £5 and this will be matched up to £100 in free bet credits. This means that if you deposit £150 you will only be credited with £100. 

The minimum odds requirement for this offer means you must make a selection of 1/5 (1.20) or more. This is to ensure that no ‘unfair’ bets are made in which you only wager the bet credits on bets that are seen as near-certainties. 

Once you have activated this welcome offer you will have a maximum of seven days to utilise it. If you do not play through the welcome offer in time it will be voided and you will lose the offer amount. 

You must also be aware that the bet credits must be placed separately from real cash stakes. To activate this welcome offer you must not deposit using Fast Bank Transfer, PayPal or a paysafecard with these methods restricted by the bookie. 

This type of new customer offer is the most generous on the market today. The ability to get up to £100 in bet credits is very generous and so will attract a lot of more experienced bettors while it is not overly difficult to unlock and use the credits, meaning newer customers will be able to jump straight in with this new customer offer.

Sports & Markets

Bet365 offer an impressive range of sports and markets including an array of niche markets and international sports running from Europe to Asia and America. 

There are more than 35 markets to choose from on-site, while the sports are listed along the left-hand side of the page in alphabetical order. The selection of sports includes fan favourite games like football, tennis, horse racing and cricket, while the likes of darts, Aussie Rules, Esports and many more also feature with a number of available markets.

bet365’s impressive range of markets is not created just for the big sports and leagues though. While the Premier League and Champions League are very well populated market-wise, you will also find a number of markets for the Belarusian Premier League and others. This is also the same for other sports such as cricket, where an international Test match between England and Australia will usually carry the same markets as a County Championship game between Surrey and Yorkshire.

You will also have the ability to bet on more novelty markets too. This can range from betting on the next Prime Minister of the UK to the winner of Love Island or YouTube boxing events such as Logan Paul vs KSI.

Esports is also quickly building it’s reputation and bet365 are one of the few bookmakers to allow them a real presence on site. Big video games like Call of Duty, CS:GO, DOTA 2 and League of Legends have always been popular amongst gamers and now the markets for betting on them are more accessible with bet365 at the forefront of Esports betting.

All of their available sports are visible on the left-hand side menu while their In-Play betting options sit centre-stage at the top of the sidebar. It is through In-Play betting that bet365 continue to elevate themselves as they were one of the first bookmakers to offer this on-site. The live sports they offer are available at the top of a navigation bar on the overview page which makes the section easy to find allowing you to stay on top of up-coming events.

With sports like football and cricket, bet365 offer in-game graphics which tell you when there is a dangerous attack in football or who is on strike in the cricket. These little touches can be the difference between you making an In-Play decision that sees you lose your stake or win big.

Live Streaming 

This is the area in which bet365 really put themselves ahead of the competition. bet365’s live streaming service makes their array of markets even more impressive with a number of top sports shown. 

The live streaming of sports is completely free for all account holders but you must ensure you have a funded sports account or that you have placed a bet within the last 24 hours in order to view the stream. 

The impressive range of sports they show is available on their live stream schedule page and it shows everything you can expect to see on-site over the next 13 days.

The sports they show range from football, horse racing and greyhound racing to table tennis, snooker and Esports. While not every single sport and match will be shown on-site, bet365 do a very good job of ensuring that you can watch a lot of the action while you bet. 

The live streaming service works seamlessly with their Cash Out feature. You are able to withdraw profits with the minimum limit set for £5 for all methods bar PayPal and Neteller, with their limit set at £10. Your cash will be paid within 24 hours of submitting your request with e-wallets, while it takes between 1-5 days for Visa debit cards. 

Bet Builder

If bet365’s available markets aren’t quite as niche as you want you can use their Request a bet feature which is known as the 'Bet Builder’. 

While most bookies will ask you to tweet them your chosen bet and they will then give you the odds, bet365 instead allow you to create a bet of up to six selections which will then see the odds calculated and updated instantly. 

The fact you do not have to go onto Twitter to get these odds is a plus, especially for people that are averse to social media, while the odds are calculated immediately, meaning you do not have to wait for the bookmaker’s social media editor to get back to you before placing your bet. 

Best Odds Guaranteed 

Bet365 also offer a best odds guarantee for their customers. This means that if you back a horse at a certain price, for example at 3/1, and the SP (Starting Price) is higher, say 5/1, if the horse wins you will be paid out at the higher price. This applies to Win and Each Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. 

Offering a best odds guarantee is always something that bumps a bookmaker up in the eyes of a horse racing bettor and it means you will always get the best price bet365 has to offer on that horse.

Other Features 

The niche markets they offer include Asian Handicap and next goalscorer, which helps more seasoned bettors to get down to the more intricate bets than the standard match winner markets. For more novice punters the both teams to score and winner markets are available and this gives a great place to start in your betting career.

While they do not offer Acca Insurance, they do offer an Acca Boosts. The maximum bonus is £100,000 and the available bonus ranges from 5% with Trebles all the way up to 70% with 14-folds. 

On a smaller level you can tweak your preferences for the type of odds you want to use with fractional, decimal and American style odds all available to use, although this is better left alone by people newer to betting.

Site wise, bet365 offer one of the best looking sportsbooks around. The green and grey colouring of the site is sleek and the homepage does not feel overbearing or cluttered despite the fact there is a lot of information available. As mentioned, the graphics the bookie offer in major sports are good looking and fits in well to the up-to-date site design that bet365 offer.

Conclusion

If a number of other bookmakers claimed to be 'The World's Favourite' you would be forgiven for scoffing at the notion. However, bet365 merit the high praise as their site is one of the very best in the game today.

An impressive range of markets coupled with their live streaming service and In-Play markets make them a dream to bet with for new and experienced customers alike. Their welcome offer is also one that appeals to novice and experienced bettors and provides a great deal of value. The matched deposit allows you to get a minimum of £5 back if you only want to deposit a small amount while high rollers can make the most of the £100 on offer.

All told, bet365 really have excelled at being an online only bookmaker that offers everything a top site needs and more.